FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Wisdom 11:22-12:2 | Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14| 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2 | Luke 19:1-10
The readings today all have within them the idea of mercy and living in a way that honors the Lord.
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 | Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23 | 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 | Luke 18:9-14
Last Sunday, you may remember, Jesus taught the disciples about praying with constancy, with perseverance. Today, Jesus teaches us what perhaps is the most foundational part of praying — praying with humility.
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Exodus 17:8-13 | Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 | 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 | Luke 18:1-8
Prayer is both a battle of faith and the triumph of perseverance. This encouragement is at the heart of this week’s readings. Moses holds up the staff of God, his arms supported by Aaron and Hur, for hours, during a battle. Paul challenges Timothy to remain faithful to the ministry of proclamation, even in the face of resistance. And Jesus tells the story of a widow who persists in demanding justice from an unjust judge until she wears him down and is given her due.
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4 | Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 | 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 | Luke 17:5-10
Today our readings for this Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time are about faith, frustration, and how much is enough. Habakkuk is a complainer having an argument with God. Timothy is encouraging a community challenged by cowardice and the apostles want more faith than they have.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum